Courtney Buckley
40 Under 40, Class of 2020

Courtney Buckley


Sakata Seed America

Job Title

Head Grower/Trial Manager


• Successfully implemented a biocontrol program for the company’s key vegetable crops grown for seed production.

• Is an adjunct professor who teaches greenhouse management. “I was enthralled and pleased to see my students become engaged and excited about the floriculture/horticulture industry.”


Courtney enjoys traveling, quilting and baking. She is a certified scuba diver and one day hopes to dive the Great Blue Hole in Belize in Central America.

Fun Facts

Favorite Flick: “Willow” — “As a child, I related with the main character, a Nelwyn, and that if you believe in yourself anything is possible. I know, cheesy, but true.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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